Journal entry: October 31, 1973 (age 4) – Halloween Costume Accords As I admired my new Halloween costume in the mirror, I said, “Ri ruv Ralloreen.” To play Scooby-Doo, you have to match his speech impediment. … Read moreLost Journal: The Halloween Costume Piece Accords of 1973
Journal entry: September 10, 1988 (age 19) – Yard Work During 13 years in the Catholic School system, I got used to having days off on and around the major Christian holidays. Now that I … Read moreLost Journal: A Pointless Bit of Yard Work Spawns Two Backyard Becketts
Journal entry: June 22, 2009 (age 40) – Helping a Brother I knew I had to call my brother Dan tonight, because he and a friend, Steve Fedorchak, had taken the day off to help … Read moreLost Journal: Helping a Brother is a Moving Experience
Journal entry: July 3, 1977 (age 8) – Boys of Summer For an 8-year-old, there is grave fear attached to some states of being, such as “separated from parents at an airport” or “on fire.” … Read moreLost Journal: A Chance to Join the Boys of Summer
Journal entry: July 10, 1976 (age 7) – Bumper Cars “No way, John – save it for the bumper cars.” Although my older brother, John, is 17 and has his driver’s license, there was no … Read moreLost Journal: Beware of Brothers in Bumper Cars
Journal entry: January 8, 1977 (age 7) – Boxing and Bathrooms and Books Last weekend, I was forced (for the fifty millionth time) to box with my older brother, Dan, who is 9. As usual, … Read moreLost Journal: Boxing and Bathrooms and Books – Oh My!
Journal entry: September 5, 1993 (age 24) – Apartment Sharing Moving in with my older brother, Bob, seemed like such a good idea. A few years ago, I moved by train and duffel bag to … Read moreLost Journal: Brother, Can You Spare an Apartment?
Journal entry: August 7, 1971 (age 2) – Toddler on a Sweetener Bender I am two. I like sugar. These complementary facts have earned me a certain degree of behavioral latitude in the Mollen household. … Read moreLost Journal: Toddler on a Sweetener Bender
Journal entry: September 18, 1999 (age 30) – Back Nine The family that golfs together…shops for knickers together? I don’t really know how to finish that sentence, because I don’t know what the family that … Read moreLost Journal: Blood is not Thicker than the Water on the Back Nine
Lost Journal entry: April 21, 1978 (age 9) To hit a home run in the St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary school parking lot, the ball has to hit or go over the fence that borders the … Read moreLost Journal: Quest for the Four-bounce Homer